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Monday, August 30, 2021 11:27 PM

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Today I had the energy to tackle something big (for me).

Not originally on the "list of things to do" but this has been bugging me for years
Today, I got down on hands and knees and scrubbed the perimeter of the kitchen floor, and the baseboards. I can't even remember when this was done last, it's been so long.

Dear daughter followed it up with a regular damp mopping and vacuuming the mats. Instead of cringing when I look at the kitchen floor, I feel pleased. It may be worn, but at least it's clean.



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Monday, August 30, 2021 11:39 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Good on you Sigs.

It always feels great to do something like that.

Before I started painting the living room walls, I lived with a white powder of unknown origin that was caked on the walls after years of humidity without any A/C. If the OG colors weren't so terrible and there wasn't so much wall damage to fix, it would have almost been good enough to just leave as-is after the wipe down.

Good luck keeping up with it now. It's a whole lot easier to clean if you can remember the last time you did it.



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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:35 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


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Originally posted by Brenda:
Looks like I may have lost chapter 13 of my book. I really have to go through my files and hope I find it. I do have it all on computer disk but I would need a printer to be able to print it out. I have a printer but it isn't hooked up. *sigh*

The program called Everything is for finding files, using only the name.
https://www.google.com/search?q=search+everything

I typed chapter 13 into Everything on my computer and found files I haven’t thought about for a decade.

There is free software, including Everything, at https://ninite.com/
To find the word Everything on that page, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and the F key, then type Everything into the Find box that appears. There so much stuff on that page that it is hard to find a program unless you use the Find box, but that is not surprising because it is even harder to find a file on a computer without using a program like Everything to find the files named, for a hypothetical example, chapter 13. . . .

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:28 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


If you're using Windows 10, the search function still works. It's gotten increasingly bloated and dumbed down since WindowsXP, but you can use that if you're just looking for file names.

For 13 you could type in the following in the search on the upper right side above your files:

"Thirteen" OR "13"

OR has to be capitalized or it won't work.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:19 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
If you're using Windows 10, the search function still works. It's gotten increasingly bloated and dumbed down since WindowsXP, but you can use that if you're just looking for file names.

For 13 you could type in the following in the search on the upper right side above your files:

"Thirteen" OR "13"

OR has to be capitalized or it won't work.

I tried that same search for chapter 13, but only using the search box on Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer has been looking for the last 10 minutes and found only two files for chapter 13, while the program Everything found those two and dozens more almost instantaneously including chapter.13 chapter_13 chapter-13, etc, etc. Why the difference? Everything indexes all file names and then searches the index. Meanwhile, Windows Explorer does it the hard way because it doesn't use an index.

If you don't know the exact name of the file, you will have to do multiple searches with different spellings (chapter, chpater, cahpter, etc.) and a fast search method will find the file long before slow Windows Explorer finishes its first search.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:26 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


How old is your computer? Mine is pretty old, and I've got 4 hard large hard drives to search through and I don't have that problem. It's slow, but not 10-minutes-slow.

It's certainly nowhere near as good as WindowsXP was, and I'd never use Windows 10 explorer to do work I used to do that required me to use the search function all the time, but if Brenda's looking for one specific thing on a thumb drive she should be able to find it easily with windows explorer and not have to download any 3rd party software for the task.




BTW... If anybody would find this info helpful, I use a program called Notepad++ for text documents these days. I have quite a lot of text files open at any given time. It's got a pretty robust search feature, and you have the option to type in something and search ALL open documents with it. It comes in VERY handy sometimes when I'm looking for some specific note I wrote that could have been from years ago. I do a lot of shorthand and these txt documents are purposefully an unorganized mess on top of it so that they'd come off as jibberish to anybody else.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:11 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm about to do something scary...

I'm painting the face of the soffits, as well as the lip underneath that sticks out about 3/4" past the crown molding trim on the upper cabinets.

I'm pretty great at cutting in these days, but I don't have the nerve to do that one by hand, so the tape is up and ready to go. I only want to cut that in twice with a roller treatment in between so I can take the tape off before the paint sets so much that it would rip off along with the tape. This will be tricky since I can't load up so much paint on a coat that it risks getting beneath the tape, but as I've said before the paint I'm using isn't a premium $50 per gallon paint either and the coverage can be spotty.

I'm hoping that since this is a semi-gloss paint for the kitchen that the coverage is closer to the high-gloss I used on the cabinets and not as thin as the eggshell I used in the living room.

Here's also hoping that I don't make any drippy drops on my cabinets either. I'm not worried if they fall onto the countertop, but since the cabinet doors are recessed it could be tricky to get this paint off of them if it goes into a crevasse.

Just breathe... It'll be alright.



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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:24 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Looks like I may have lost chapter 13 of my book. I really have to go through my files and hope I find it. I do have it all on computer disk but I would need a printer to be able to print it out. I have a printer but it isn't hooked up. *sigh*

The program called Everything is for finding files, using only the name.
https://www.google.com/search?q=search+everything

I typed chapter 13 into Everything on my computer and found files I haven’t thought about for a decade.

There is free software, including Everything, at https://ninite.com/
To find the word Everything on that page, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and the F key, then type Everything into the Find box that appears. There so much stuff on that page that it is hard to find a program unless you use the Find box, but that is not surprising because it is even harder to find a file on a computer without using a program like Everything to find the files named, for a hypothetical example, chapter 13. . . .

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two



This is a new computer Second and I am retyping my book onto it. So that doesn't help. I have it in paper form but I must have mislaid that chapter and now it seems to be gone.

I thought it was on a memory stick but after checking that it isn't. The only thing I now have a copy of that chapter on is a hard disk.

I do appreciate you trying to help though.

ETA: Of course I know the title of my book but it doesn't help when I can't find the paper copy which is what I am looking for.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:27 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk, things to do and now to try and figure out how to get another copy of Ch. 13 of my book printed off of a hard disk.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:13 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



Good luck Brenda!

If your Chapter 13 is on a hard drive, why can't you access it from your computer? I don't understand that. Is the hard drive perhaps on your laptop? Or an older computer?

But if you can access the hard drive ...

Since COVID-19, my library has a print service. Using a library card and going online, one can upload a document to the library print server. They will print it out and set it out in a manila envelope with your name on it for you to pick up.

Or perhaps you could try a place like FedEx, Office Max etc, which have print functions available?

I don't known if something like that will help, but they're a couple of suggestions.


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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:25 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



Meanwhile, just plugging along here.

I was just at my doctor yesterday.

Since I was having a hard time hearing her, she referred me to audiology. (And btw my hearing is right now VASTLY improved since I successfully flushed my ears out a couple of months ago !!)

I used to wear hearing aids, but since I worked in a high-noise environment, I gave up wearing them, since why did I need to hear noise even better? I think my hearing has deteriorated even further since I got the hearing aids many years ago, due to long-term pressure in the middle ears.

Another thing is I asked her to check was my ears, for a repeat serious buildup of gunk, a YUGE amount of which I previously flushed out a couple of months ago. There was no buildup, but apparently she could see high pressure congestion behind my eardrums attributable to allergies. So she referred me to an allergist as well. A long time ago allergy testing revealed I was allergic to everything they tested for - only crazy allergic to a few things, but kinda' allergic to everything else. So I had many years of allergy shots that helped with the overall itchiness, but not very much with the nasal allergies. Maybe this time around I'll get them taken care of!


And other routine tests, so we'll see how they come out.

One day at a time, I guess.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

This is a new computer Second and I am retyping my book onto it. So that doesn't help. I have it in paper form but I must have mislaid that chapter and now it seems to be gone.

Around Christmas in 1919, Lawrence of Arabia lost his 1,000 page manuscript for The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, forcing him to write a 400,000-word second draft. Lawrence wasn’t satisfied with it and burned it in 1922. The third draft was only shown to friends. Then that was amended based on comments.
https://lostmanuscripts.com/2010/07/11/the-seven-pillars-of-reading-st
ation
/

Stephen King wrote: "When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done."

Brenda, what better way to cut a story chapter to the bone than losing the whole thing and rewriting from memory?

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:45 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Tape was a great idea.

The soffits look fantastic and all the walls on the 1st floor are painted except for the accent wall now.



Only two little spots behind the tape let any of the grey through. It will be easy to touch that up with the high-gloss white when I get around to it.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:16 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Good luck Brenda!

If your Chapter 13 is on a hard drive, why can't you access it from your computer? I don't understand that. Is the hard drive perhaps on your laptop? Or an older computer?

But if you can access the hard drive ...

Since COVID-19, my library has a print service. Using a library card and going online, one can upload a document to the library print server. They will print it out and set it out in a manila envelope with your name on it for you to pick up.

Or perhaps you could try a place like FedEx, Office Max etc, which have print functions available?

I don't known if something like that will help, but they're a couple of suggestions.




Hi Kiki,

It is on a floppy or rather a computer disk. My library did have an older computer with a disk drive on it but they got rid of the machine.

If they still had it, I could have used it to find the chapter on the disk and then get it printed out.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:20 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

This is a new computer Second and I am retyping my book onto it. So that doesn't help. I have it in paper form but I must have mislaid that chapter and now it seems to be gone.

Around Christmas in 1919, Lawrence of Arabia lost his 1,000 page manuscript for The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, forcing him to write a 400,000-word second draft. Lawrence wasn’t satisfied with it and burned it in 1922. The third draft was only shown to friends. Then that was amended based on comments.
https://lostmanuscripts.com/2010/07/11/the-seven-pillars-of-reading-st
ation
/

Stephen King wrote: "When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done."

Brenda, what better way to cut a story chapter to the bone than losing the whole thing and rewriting from memory?

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two



My book is ready for publishing but I need it on a computer to be able to have something to show a publisher. I had it gone over and vetted by an editor.

Hence why I am redoing it onto this new computer. Most publishers even in Canada accept electronic submissions.

Also I don't want to try and recreate that chapter from scratch and I happen to like the book the way I wrote it.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:38 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
This is a new computer Second and I am retyping my book onto it. So that doesn't help. I have it in paper form but I must have mislaid that chapter and now it seems to be gone.

I thought it was on a memory stick but after checking that it isn't. The only thing I now have a copy of that chapter on is a hard disk.

I do appreciate you trying to help though.

ETA: Of course I know the title of my book but it doesn't help when I can't find the paper copy which is what I am looking for.



What hard disk is it on?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:59 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
This is a new computer Second and I am retyping my book onto it. So that doesn't help. I have it in paper form but I must have mislaid that chapter and now it seems to be gone.

I thought it was on a memory stick but after checking that it isn't. The only thing I now have a copy of that chapter on is a hard disk.

I do appreciate you trying to help though.

ETA: Of course I know the title of my book but it doesn't help when I can't find the paper copy which is what I am looking for.



What hard disk is it on?

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Square and I think 3 by 5 inches.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:29 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Square and I think 3 by 5 inches.



I mean, it's not currently in the hard drive on your new computer, right?

Is it on a hard drive in a non-working computer? Is the hard drive pulled out of an old computer? Is the hard drive an external hard drive that you can just easily plug into the new computer?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:49 AM

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SOMETIMES you can pull a hard drive out of an old computer and put it into a new one, and the operating system will see it and figure out how to access it. But there are a lot of reasons why that might not work, so I'm not even going to try figuring your computer parts out, BRENDA. I just hope you find it.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:21 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Square and I think 3 by 5 inches.



I mean, it's not currently in the hard drive on your new computer, right?

Is it on a hard drive in a non-working computer? Is the hard drive pulled out of an old computer? Is the hard drive an external hard drive that you can just easily plug into the new computer?

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No, it is not on a hard drive on this new computer.

No, it's not. Old computer still has its hard drive in it. No, I do not have an external hard drive and I am looking into getting one.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:22 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
SOMETIMES you can pull a hard drive out of an old computer and put it into a new one, and the operating system will see it and figure out how to access it. But there are a lot of reasons why that might not work, so I'm not even going to try figuring your computer parts out, BRENDA. I just hope you find it.

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I've heard that too SIG. I wouldn't dare do anything as complicated as that.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:25 PM

BRENDA


Out and about.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:51 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Square and I think 3 by 5 inches.



I mean, it's not currently in the hard drive on your new computer, right?

Is it on a hard drive in a non-working computer? Is the hard drive pulled out of an old computer? Is the hard drive an external hard drive that you can just easily plug into the new computer?



No, it is not on a hard drive on this new computer.

No, it's not. Old computer still has its hard drive in it. No, I do not have an external hard drive and I am looking into getting one.





Can you boot up the old computer and pull the files off with a flash drive?

Short of that, they make products that you can attach your old hard drive to and pull the data off. A place like Best Buy might have it, but I dunno. I could order one easily online, but I know that's not an option for you.

Shame you're not around me. I could get that file off an old drive for you in about 5 minutes. :(

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 11:55 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


More work on credit for the bartering today. Long shift.

At this rate, I'll have my buddy's dad helping me out with my porch inside and out as well as the flooring and resurfacing of my kitchen countertop. He's already got plans for both of those things.

If I get motivated tomorrow, I think I might put the paint up on the accent wall and be done with the painting of the walls/ceiling on the 1st floor save for the cabinets.

Got a piece of wood today that I think should be perfect to cut all the extensions for the windowsills to fit the new casings, and I'll get to finally use my new cordless jigsaw for the job.



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Thursday, September 2, 2021 2:04 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Square and I think 3 by 5 inches.



I mean, it's not currently in the hard drive on your new computer, right?

Is it on a hard drive in a non-working computer? Is the hard drive pulled out of an old computer? Is the hard drive an external hard drive that you can just easily plug into the new computer?



No, it is not on a hard drive on this new computer.

No, it's not. Old computer still has its hard drive in it. No, I do not have an external hard drive and I am looking into getting one.





Can you boot up the old computer and pull the files off with a flash drive?

Short of that, they make products that you can attach your old hard drive to and pull the data off. A place like Best Buy might have it, but I dunno. I could order one easily online, but I know that's not an option for you.

Shame you're not around me. I could get that file off an old drive for you in about 5 minutes. :(

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What I got on the memory stick from the old computer is not a complete copy of my book. I took the stick to the library on Monday and checked it out. That material is only up to chapter 5, I think.

I have to get a external drive. I might be able to get one at a local tech place.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:04 PM

BRENDA


Back from mah jong and no luck today.

Also problem solved about floppy disk. I took 2 disks into a local tech place and they used their external hard drive to read both of them. Then they printed off the material I needed. So, they also offered to put the complete copy of my book on a memory stick and I am now contemplating that.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:42 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



Oh wonderful !! on getting your story in complete form!! Congratulations!

If they're offering to put it on memory stick, I'd take them up on it, as long as you label and date it.

I don't know if you're still doing any editing, but where I used to work, 'version control' was a big problem with some people. They'd make and keep multiple variations of editing of the same document, which is really easy to do on a computer. But they had no indication as to which was the most developed one, and which ones were earlier drafts that should be ignored.

Anyway - I'm so happy for you! I know you've been working on the story as it was possible to do so, and it seems like this is a big step to completing it!

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:45 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



Meanwhile, yesterday I picked up 4 extremely large and heavy boxes. And my back is not happy now, so no yardwork for me, even though the weather is ideal.

I'm just going to say hi and bye for today. I have some things I still want to complete, so I'll be focused on that for the rest of the day.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:09 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Glad you got your chapter back, Brenda.

Thumb drives are super cheap. Buy yourself 5 of them and back everything you've ever typed up 5 times so you're never worried about losing it again. Just make sure that when you write new stuff you're also backing it up somewhat regularly.

You don't need an external hard drive, unless you're going to start making movies or doing photography with a high quality digital camera. Text and Word documents are SMALL.



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Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:11 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Accent wall is finished.

The dark grey looks AMAZING on that wall. And that's even without the existing baseboard being repainted and all of the additional trim I have yet to do being installed.

I'm so glad I didn't chicken out and go with a lighter grey.

My buddy's dad doesn't need any more help before the party, so tomorrow is more or less a free day for me. I think I might start putting up those pricey decorative outlets and covers tomorrow. It's nice finally using all of this stuff I paid for months or even years ago.



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Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:08 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:

Oh wonderful !! on getting your story in complete form!! Congratulations!

If they're offering to put it on memory stick, I'd take them up on it, as long as you label and date it.

I don't know if you're still doing any editing, but where I used to work, 'version control' was a big problem with some people. They'd make and keep multiple variations of editing of the same document, which is really easy to do on a computer. But they had no indication as to which was the most developed one, and which ones were earlier drafts that should be ignored.

Anyway - I'm so happy for you! I know you've been working on the story as it was possible to do so, and it seems like this is a big step to completing it!



I am as I said thinking about it.

I am doing a bit of editing as I retype it out as I see that I missed little things even in what was a complete, clean copy.

Completing the retyping of it. It is a biiig relief to get that missing chapter reprinted out, so I can retype it and then add it to the paper copy I have of my complete book.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:10 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Glad you got your chapter back, Brenda.

Thumb drives are super cheap. Buy yourself 5 of them and back everything you've ever typed up 5 times so you're never worried about losing it again. Just make sure that when you write new stuff you're also backing it up somewhat regularly.

You don't need an external hard drive, unless you're going to start making movies or doing photography with a high quality digital camera. Text and Word documents are SMALL.



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Me too.

I can do that for this book. But I don't have anything else that is finished. So, I won't be buying a load of them.

Nah, I will leave the disks alone. I can't use them and I think I just got lucky that they still had something that could read those disks.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 1:21 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk on a nice day. Suppose to get rain this evening and into Saturday.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 5:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Glad you got your chapter back, Brenda.

Thumb drives are super cheap. Buy yourself 5 of them and back everything you've ever typed up 5 times so you're never worried about losing it again. Just make sure that when you write new stuff you're also backing it up somewhat regularly.

You don't need an external hard drive, unless you're going to start making movies or doing photography with a high quality digital camera. Text and Word documents are SMALL.



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Me too.

I can do that for this book. But I don't have anything else that is finished. So, I won't be buying a load of them.

Nah, I will leave the disks alone. I can't use them and I think I just got lucky that they still had something that could read those disks.



You will never, ever fill one up to full with your writing, even if you wrote a chapter for a book every day for the rest of your life.

Buying extras is simply for redundancy sake and so you never have to worry about where your stuff went if a freak accident happens. I'd even consider giving one to somebody you trust to hold on to after you back it up.

I've had an outdated laptop my brother has me keeping for him for years now that has backups of tens of thousands of photos he's taken.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 8:25 PM

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I have stuff backed up on SSD AND thumb drive.

Unfortunately, every time hubby upgrades the system he creates ANOTHER backup. They keep multiplying like bunnies!

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Friday, September 3, 2021 9:26 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


My problem is that a lot of the stuff that I back up for my long-on-hiatus project is in the terrabytes. I finally broke down and bought a 5TB external last year to help alleviate this problem and get a 2nd backup of everything so far, but the rest is on three other 1TB and 2TB drives, so I have to keep some detailed notes about what is on which drive.

Eventually I'll have a better solution. But at least everything is backed up twice on drives that had good health checks last year before I stored them away.

Some of it actually isn't backed up though... Probably around 2TB of stuff. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I lost it since it would just be a matter of how hard would it be to re-acquire it when the time came compared to when I got it. But it doesn't involve any of the countless thousands of hours I've put into work though.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 10:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Glad you got your chapter back, Brenda.

Thumb drives are super cheap. Buy yourself 5 of them and back everything you've ever typed up 5 times so you're never worried about losing it again. Just make sure that when you write new stuff you're also backing it up somewhat regularly.

You don't need an external hard drive, unless you're going to start making movies or doing photography with a high quality digital camera. Text and Word documents are SMALL.



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Me too.

I can do that for this book. But I don't have anything else that is finished. So, I won't be buying a load of them.

Nah, I will leave the disks alone. I can't use them and I think I just got lucky that they still had something that could read those disks.



You will never, ever fill one up to full with your writing, even if you wrote a chapter for a book every day for the rest of your life.

Buying extras is simply for redundancy sake and so you never have to worry about where your stuff went if a freak accident happens. I'd even consider giving one to somebody you trust to hold on to after you back it up.

I've had an outdated laptop my brother has me keeping for him for years now that has backups of tens of thousands of photos he's taken.

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I see your point. Once I get it retyped, I am hopefully going to get it on a memory stick and it will be labelled and everything.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 11:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


They really are super cheap right now. At least the ones that you'd need for your writing.

I'm not even sure if you can find one easily under 8GB or 16GB anymore, but I'm seeing 16GB thumb drives advertised at WalMart right now for $4.97 each.

I'd get at least two of them for redundancy. $10 or $15 is well worth the piece of mind.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 11:29 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Unless something changes while letting it fully cure over the next few days, I'm going to have to recommend a hard pass on Pittsburg's Ultra line of paint.

Like I mentioned before, the coverage is not very good, but with a dark color it seems to get even worse than that.

I finished last night after it was dark outside and everything looked great, but when daylight was shining in it looked "cloudy" up by the ceiling where I cut in and above the opening for the two staircases as well. At first I thought that even though I took extra care, two cut-ins didn't cover completely, but when I went up on a ladder it seemed to disappear.

I decided to cut in up there again anyhow, and now it looks even worse.

The problem is, the cut-in is not blending with the roll on. When you don't have a ton of light coming in you can't notice it, and even with a lot of light you don't notice it from certain angles, but it seems that anything done with a brush is going to shine about 3 times as much as what was rolled... and this is with an eggshell sheen.

This paint is garbage. Any halfway decent paint wouldn't do this.

I'll take it back if after a few days of curing this problem corrects itself, but I'm not happy with this result at all right now. I'm not very hopeful because after 24 hours of curing this shouldn't have been happening anymore.

If I have to, I'm going to roll it out one more time, but I'll have to use a fine-nap roller so I can get as close as humanly possible to the edges without hitting the ceiling. This will require me to stand on a ladder at points and carefully roll it in there horizontally as I go along. You should never have to do this when painting, regardless of the darkness of the color or the level of sheen.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:52 AM

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lol.... Murphy's Law in full effect today.

I decided, very late at night, I was going to try to start installing the new outlets and covers. I knew this wouldn't go well.

I don't remember the outlet by the front door giving me problems, but it must have. The holes for the screws to put an outlet in are too large (likely stripped larger by idiot Bob at some point. It just doesn't make any sense though because I looked at the old screws on the old outlet and they are the same size as the new ones, and they just flow freely in and out of the holes in the junction box too. I think what idiot bob must have done was "glued" the outlet in place with the paint (possibly some construction glue) and somehow it held all this time up until I pulled it off the wall a month or two ago and just let it hang freely until I had the paint up and was ready to put the new outlet back in.

I was thinking of threading the screws with teflon tape, but I couldn't find it. So then I did it with electric tape and it worked great...

Until I realized that I just successfully removed any and all grounding this outlet had via the conduit. Crap.

What ended up working though was taking off a few longish green grounding screws from some old light fixtures I had. For some reason those holes took the wider screw. So now it's in solid and I have proper grounding too.



Then I went to do the switches above. One does the porch light and the other does the outlet I just fixed. Oops... I didn't buy any 2-pole flapper switches. So I was only able to replace one of the two switches.

That's it. I'm done for the night. I'll get back to it when I pick up a new switch.

Hopefully the rest of the outlets in the two rooms don't give me this much trouble, but I'm seriously doubtful that the phone and cable jacks are going to go smoothly. They haven't had proper covers on them since I moved in, and the telephone wires were just looped into themselves and freely hanging out the hole. I'm going to have to look online how to properly wire a phone jack if the jacks I bought don't have instructions in them.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
They really are super cheap right now. At least the ones that you'd need for your writing.

I'm not even sure if you can find one easily under 8GB or 16GB anymore, but I'm seeing 16GB thumb drives advertised at WalMart right now for $4.97 each.

I'd get at least two of them for redundancy. $10 or $15 is well worth the piece of mind.

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I'll keep that in mind. I won't be finished retyping it for a bit. I am about a third of the way done. Book has 30 chapters too it and I just started Chapter 12 last Sunday.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 4:08 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Well... It's easy enough to copy over revisions as you go along.

12 chapters is still 12 chapters. I know you don't plan on anything going bad with your computer or drive, but things like that happen. I'd recommend at least getting one for now just to have at least one backup.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:31 PM

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That is true 6Six. Unforseen things do happen.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:31 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon. Think I might need my umbrella for today.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 2:57 PM

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I don't know what I was thinking last night...

The switches I had were fine. I think I was just trying to do the work too late in the night.

Uncle Bob did use a 3-way switch on a switch that didn't need or use it, but a single pole switch that I already had did the job.

So far so good... I've done a massive fix on one outlet that I could practically pull right out of the wall when I tried unplugging something that is rock solid now, I've got earth ground on an outlet that had larger holes than it should have and may not have been grounded for at least 10 years, and I've got my shiny new flapper switches that control one of those outlets and my porch light up with the new screwless covers over them.

I'll get to the rest maybe tomorrow. I've got other plans for today.



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Saturday, September 4, 2021 4:57 PM

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No rain where I am but somewhere must be getting rain. Lots of clouds around.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 5:02 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.



I know you don't, but I love heavily cloudy weather almost as much as I do rain. It's good to be warm and cozy inside with that kind of weather outside.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:08 PM

BRENDA


Well, got some rain after I got back and in from everything today. So, that's good. Hopefully fire season is on the wind down in BC.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:51 PM

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SIX, thanks for the tip on PPG "Ultra". I'll be sure to avoid it!

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:51 PM

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Just saying "hey", all.

Keep on keeping on!

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